Car Starter Repair at your home or office in Swansea.

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4.9/5

Number of Reviews

4,775

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Ben

39 years of experience
1092 reviews
Ben
39 years of experience
Ben is amazing! He knows absolutely everything about cars and I highly recommend him. He replaced my starter in less time than I was originally quoted, and it was not an easy thing to do. Also, he is a really good person :) There was an older man who needed some help and Ben offered his assistance. I am now SOLD on Your Mechanic services with Ben Smith, and will tell all my friends!

Cody

6 years of experience
89 reviews
Cody
6 years of experience
Guy came to my apartments, was in and out in under an hour. Very professional, definitely will book again.

Brandon

9 years of experience
13 reviews
Brandon
9 years of experience
Brandon was very personable and got the job done. He called ahead of time indicating his arrival time would be a little later due to a previous appointment (it was late in the day). I needed the starter replaced and he brought the part with him. When he got to the point of installing the new part, he realized it was defective before he put it on as on of the bolts was shorter than it needed to be. He was quickly able to find a replacement part at a nearby shop and finished the job. The car starts wonderfully now. Brandon was very courteous and answered all the questions I had. Would use him again.

Shaun

19 years of experience
204 reviews
Shaun
19 years of experience
Very quick and detailed work.

Breck

18 years of experience
509 reviews
Breck
18 years of experience
Professional and a quick worker. I went to the store and came back and he was done telling me about what I should look out for in the future!

Travis

16 years of experience
91 reviews
Travis
16 years of experience
Honest and fast!

Jerome

22 years of experience
395 reviews
Jerome
22 years of experience
Jerome was prompt, friendly and courteous. His knowledge is outstanding. I highly recommend Jerome to others!

Jerel

9 years of experience
125 reviews
Jerel
9 years of experience
Showed up early and finished in less than an hour. Fantastic mechanic.

Neil

21 years of experience
7 reviews
Neil
21 years of experience
Punctual, no issues, everything as promised.

Allen

34 years of experience
431 reviews
Allen
34 years of experience
Allen is honest and advocates for his end customer! He does is quick and courteous with his repairs!


How much does Car Starter Repair cost in Swansea?

It depends on the type of car you drive and the auto repair shop you go to in Swansea. Our mechanics in Swansea are mobile, which means they don't have the overhead that repair shops have. They provide you convenience by coming to your home or office in Swansea.

Cars Estimate Parts Cost Labor Cost Savings Average Dealer Price
2007 Chevrolet Aveo $308 $227.83 $79.99 8% $335.33
2008 Toyota FJ Cruiser $254 $174.40 $79.99 9% $281.90
2005 Dodge Grand Caravan $222 $125.93 $95.98 12% $254.93
2014 Infiniti QX70 $495 $398.73 $95.98 6% $527.73
2015 BMW 320i xDrive $703 $494.73 $207.97 9% $774.23
2006 Ford Mustang $326 $245.98 $79.99 7% $353.48

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Car Starter Repair Service

What's a car starter motor and how does it work?

The starter motor is a powerful, compact electric motor that will turn a car’s engine over at about 200 RPM in order to start the engine. The starter is at the terminus of a circuit that includes the battery, the ignition switch, a neutral safety switch, relays and fuses.

When you turn the ignition key to start, or press the start button in some vehicles, the starter circuit is completed and the starter will run. Most starters have a small pinion gear that engages a larger ring gear on the flywheel when the starter is powered on. The pinion gear turns the engine flywheel at about 200 RPM. Since the flywheel is directly connected to the crankshaft, all engine components will then turn in sync and the engine starts.

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When to replace the starter?

Starters are relatively durable but most will eventually fail in one or more of the following ways:

  • Intermittent operation of the starter. Starters can develop bad spots on the armature which will cause intermittent operation. This causes the starter to work sometimes and other times when you turn the key nothing happens.
  • Starter turns too slowly. Internal electrical and mechanical faults can cause the starter to draw too much current and in some cases the current drawn will exceed what the battery can supply. A consequence is the engine may not start as rapidly.
  • Unusual noises on starting. If you hear any type of grinding or other unusual noise while starting the engine, that should be investigated as the noise could reflect an internal starter failure or the noise could be due to pinion gear failure or flywheel ring gear damage.
  • Starter doesn’t function when turning the key. In some cases, the first symptom of a starter malfunction is a complete failure of the starter motor. This happens when you turn the ignition key to start the car, the starter motor does not function at all.

How do mechanics repair the starter?

  • If the starter is determined to be faulty, the battery must be disconnected prior to commencing any work. Once the battery is disconnected, the wiring to the starter is disconnected.
  • Starters are bolted to the engine block or the transmission case. Generally, there are two bolts. The procedure to access the starter varies across car models and can require removal, or lowering, of other vehicle components.
  • Once the starter is removed and a new starter is installed, the mounting bolts are tightened to the OEM factory torque specifications, the electrical connections are cleaned and re-attached to the starter and the starter is tested to confirm normal operation.

Is it safe to drive with a starter problem?

Once a vehicle engine is running, the starter is not in use. However, if you know that the starter is malfunctioning or working intermittently, you may be left stranded if you turn the engine off and the starter doesn’t function when restarting the engine. Should you know or suspect a problem with the starter, it is best to have the problem repaired to avoid being left stranded.

When replacing a faulty starter keep in mind:

  • Prior to replacing the starter, simple diagnostic tests should be performed to ensure that the problem is a faulty starter versus a weak battery, faulty neutral start switch, or other faulty electrical component in the starter motor circuit.
  • Starters draw large amounts of current from the battery, much more than any other electrically powered device in your car. This makes it important that the electrical connections to the battery are inspected, cleaned, and tightened as necessary. Cables to the starter should also be inspected for corrosion and replaced as needed.

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